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Qualifying is scheduled to START at approx 6:45pm/et on Friday, October 31, 2014

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  • April 2014 Pole Winner: #14-Tony Stewart, 195.454mph, finished 10th

  • November 2013 Pole Winner: #99-Carl Edwards, 196.114mph, finished 12th

  • Track Qualifying Record: #4-Kevin Harvick, 198.282, 4/5/2014 (1st round qualifying)

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Bill Elliott, 46 years, 6 months, 0 days, 4/08/2002

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Brian Vickers, 23 years, 0 months, 12 days, 11/05/2006

  • Fastest First Practice Speed: #55-Vickers, 199.218 mph


  • Kenseth wins Texas pole: #20-Matt Kenseth won the Coors Light pole for the AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway with speed of 199.299mph for his 2nd pole of 2014, 1st at Texas and 13th of his career.
    #24-Gordon is on the outside pole, followed by #48-Johnson, #41-Busch, #4-Harvick, #14-Stewart, #31-Newman, #78-Truex, Jr., #18-Busch, #22-Logano, #99-Edwards, and #88-Earnhardt, Jr.
    #14-Stewart broke the track record in the second round with a speed of 200.111mph. It's the fastest qualifying lap ever recorded on a 1.5 mile track.
    Missing the race were: none, only 43 cars entered.(10-31-2014)

  • Where the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at Texas:
    [listed by current driver chase points position]
    1) #24-Jeff Gordon, 2nd
    2) #31-Ryan Newman, 7th
    3) #22-Joey Logano, 10th
    4) #20-Matt Kenseth, 1st
    5) #11-Denny Hamlin, 20th
    6) #99-Carl Edwards, 11th
    ) #4-Kevin Harvick, 5th
    8) #2-Brad Keselowski, 26th
    (10-31-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Texas:
    Matt Kenseth won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 10th Annual AAA Texas 500 with a lap of 27.095 seconds, 199.299 mph.
    This is his 13th pole in 542 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his second pole and 10th top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his first pole in 25 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Tony Stewart set the track qualifying record with a lap of 200.111 mph, breaking the previous record of 198.282 mph, set by Kevin Harvick in April of 2014. It was the first 200 mph qualifying lap at a 1.5-mile track in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history. It is the 22nd qualifying record set in 2014.
    Jeff Gordon (second) posted his 22nd top-10 start of 2014 and his 15th in 28 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 15th top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 19th in 34 races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(10-31-2014)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is over after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #14-Stewart 200.111
    #31-Newman 199.748
    #24-Gordon 199.689
    #18-Busch 199.623
    #4-Harvick 199.593
    the rest of the top 12: 20 88 99 22 48 78;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 55 5 27 9 42 17 16 11 1 43 47 15
    (10-31-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is over, after 25 scheduled minutes.
    #48-Johnson 199.734
    #4-Harvick 199.682
    #22-Logano 199.490
    #24-Gordon 199.424
    #43-Almirola 199.284
    the rest of the top 24: 14 20 42 41 55 16 17 99 11 1 5 9 78 18 88 47 31 27 15;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 21 2 10 95 3 51 38 36 7 40 23 98 34 13 83 26 66 33 32
    Driver who will miss the race: none.
    (10-31-2014)

  • For the 2014 group qualifying rules and starting procedures, see the Qualifying Rules page

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, October 31, 2014 at 6:45pm/et.
    Television (TV): ESPN2, 6:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Performance Racing Network (PRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Qualifying Progression:
    driver that was fastest after the first session, the second session and the pole winner from the final session of group qualifying.
    First Session: #48-Johnson, 199.734mph, starts 3rd
    Second Session: #14-Stewart, 200.11mph, starts 6th
    Final Session: #20-Kenseth, 199.299mph, starts 1st on the pole

  • Rookie of the Year Candidates Qualifying Results:
    #3-Austin Dillon, starts 29th
    #7-Michael Annett, 33rd
    #23-Alex Bowman, 35th
    #26-Cole Whitt, 40th
    #42-Kyle Larson, 17th
    #51-Justin Allgaier, 30th
    Ryan Truex, Did not race
    Parker Kligerman, Did not race

  • Friday practice for the AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is over, after 90 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #55-Vickers 199.218
    #4-Harvick 198.990
    #14-Stewart 198.866
    #78-Truex Jr. 198.617
    #24-Gordon 198.581
    slowest: #33-Hill 186.709 and #32-Gase 187.156
    notes: in the unlikely event that rain cancels qualifying [0% chance of rain], the starting lineup will be set by these practice speeds.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Texas Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(10-31-2014)

  • Race info at: Race Info Page

  • Event Entry List

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Past Champions Provisional

  • All Time Sprint Cup Pole Winners

  • 2014 Pole Winners / 2015 Sprint Unlimited


Starting Lineup
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
AAA Texas 500
Texas Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Starting
Position
Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
1 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Dollar General Toyota 199.299 27.095
2 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Drive to End Hunger Chevy 199.291 27.096
3 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Lowe's Red Vest Chevy 198.983 27.138
4 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Haas Automation Chevy 198.91 27.148
5 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 198.836 27.158
6 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Bass Pro Shops/Mobli 1 Chevy 198.508 27.203
7 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevy 198.500 27.204
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevy 198.398 27.218
9 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 198.333 27.227
10 22 Joey Logano AAA Insurance Ford 198.071 27.263
11 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 198.042 27.267
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevy 197.744 27.308
13 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 198.646 27.184
14 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevy 198.632 27.186
15 27 Paul Menard Richmond/Menards Chevy 198.515 27.202
16 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 198.493 27.205
17 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevy 198.354 27.224
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. EcoPower Oil Ford 198.311 27.230
19 16 Greg Biffle Ortho Fire Ant Killer Ford 198.129 27.255
20 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 197.773 27.304
21 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 197.751 27.307
22 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 197.477 27.345
23 47 A.J. Allmendinger Clorox Chevy 197.087 27.399
24 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy Toyota 196.707 27.452
25 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quicklane Tire & Auto Center Ford 197.571 27.332
26 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Miller Lite Ford 197.181 27.386
27 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevy 196.822 27.436
28 95 Michael McDowell Tommy Williams Drywall Ford 196.685 27.455
29 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Energy & Water Chevy 196.635 27.462
30 51 Justin Allgaier # Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau Chevy 196.385 27.497
31 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 196.364 27.500
32 36 Reed Sorenson Accell Construction Chevy 195.986 27.553
33 7 Michael Annett # Cypress HQ Chevy 195.751 27.586
34 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 195.744 27.587
35 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 195.659 27.599
36 98 Josh Wise Provident Metals Chevy 195.503 27.621
37-OP 34 David Ragan Dockside Logistics Chevy 195.447 27.629
38-OP 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevy 195.390 27.637
39-OP 83 J.J. Yeley (i) Zak Products Toyota 194.098 27.821
40-OP 26 Cole Whitt # Speed Stick Gear Toyota 192.871 27.998
41-OP 66 Brett Moffitt Vydox Toyota 192.768 28.013
42-OP 33 Timmy Hill Little Joe's Autos Chevy 192.075 28.114
43-OP 32 Joey Gase (i) 24/7 E-Cigs Ford 189.633 28.476

GREEN = Drivers in the Chase

RED = Needed to qualify by speed, not eligible for a regular provisional, no owners points or too deeply ranked in owners points

PC1 = is the first past champ eligible, PC2 is the 2nd...and so on if more

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

(i) = driver not running for 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Starting Lineup (pdf)


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 3
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
AAA Texas 500
Texas Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Rank Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Difference from
practice speed
Owners
Points
Rank
1 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 199.299 27.095 195.936 26 3.363 4
2 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 199.291 27.096 198.581 5 0.710 1
3 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 198.983 27.138 197.918 8 1.065 12
4 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 198.910 27.148 194.946 30 3.964 15
5 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 198.836 27.158 198.990 2 -0.154 8
6 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 198.508 27.203 198.866 3 -0.358 24
7 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 198.500 27.204 196.285 23 2.215 2
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 198.398 27.218 198.617 4 -0.219 25
9 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 198.333 27.227 197.390 13 0.943 9
10 22 Joey Logano Ford 198.071 27.263 196.492 20 1.579 3
11 99 Carl Edwards Ford 198.042 27.267 197.954 7 0.088 6
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 197.744 27.308 197.001 14 0.743 11


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
AAA Texas 500
Texas Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Rank Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Difference from
practice speed
Owners
Points
Rank
1 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 200.111 26.985 198.866 3 1.245 24
2 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 199.748 27.034 196.285 23 3.463 2
3 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 199.689 27.042 198.581 5 1.108 1
4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 199.623 27.051 197.390 13 2.233 9
5 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 199.593 27.055 198.990 2 0.603 8
6 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 199.358 27.087 195.936 26 3.422 4
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 198.983 27.138 197.001 14 1.982 11
8 99 Carl Edwards Ford 198.844 27.157 197.954 7 0.890 6
9 22 Joey Logano Ford 198.763 27.168 196.492 20 2.271 3
10 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 198.756 27.169 197.918 8 0.838 12
11 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 198.734 27.172 198.617 4 0.117 25
12 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 198.727 27.173 194.946 30 3.781 15
13 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 198.646 27.184 199.218 1 -0.572 22
14 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 198.632 27.186 196.937 15 1.695 14
15 27 Paul Menard Chevy 198.515 27.202 196.014 25 2.501 21
16 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 198.493 27.205 196.922 16 1.571 23
17 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 198.354 27.224 196.307 22 2.047 17
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 198.311 27.230 197.477 10 0.834 27
19 16 Greg Biffle Ford 198.129 27.255 197.433 11 0.696 13
20 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 197.773 27.304 197.390 12 0.383 5
21 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 197.751 27.307 196.528 19 1.223 20
22 43 Aric Almirola Ford 197.477 27.345 198.013 6 -0.536 16
23 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 197.087 27.399 196.535 18 0.552 10
24 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 196.707 27.452 196.800 17 -0.093 18


Qualifying Results
Qualifying Round 1
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
AAA Texas 500
Texas Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Rank Car# Driver Manu Qualifying
Speed
(mph)
Qualifying
Time
(secs)
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
Difference from
practice speed
Owners
Points
Rank
1 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 199.734 27.036 197.918 8 1.816 12
2 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 199.682 27.043 198.990 2 0.692 8
3 22 Joey Logano Ford 199.490 27.069 196.492 20 2.998 3
4 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 199.424 27.078 198.581 5 0.843 1
5 43 Aric Almirola Ford 199.284 27.097 198.013 6 1.271 16
6 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 199.262 27.100 198.866 3 0.396 24
7 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 198.836 27.158 195.936 26 2.900 4
8 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 198.807 27.162 196.307 22 2.500 17
9 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 198.719 27.174 194.946 30 3.773 15
10 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 198.559 27.196 199.218 1 -0.659 22
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford 198.551 27.197 197.433 11 1.118 13
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 198.493 27.205 197.477 10 1.016 27
13 99 Carl Edwards Ford 198.456 27.210 197.954 7 0.502 6
14 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 198.413 27.216 197.390 12 1.023 5
15 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 198.376 27.221 196.528 19 1.848 20
16 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 198.347 27.225 196.937 15 1.410 14
17 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 198.303 27.231 196.922 16 1.381 23
18 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 198.078 27.262 198.617 4 -0.539 25
19 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 197.904 27.286 197.390 13 0.514 9
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 197.904 27.286 197.001 14 0.903 11
21 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 197.838 27.295 196.535 18 1.303 10
22 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 197.817 27.298 196.285 23 1.532 2
23 27 Paul Menard Chevy 197.607 27.327 196.014 25 1.593 21
24 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 197.585 27.330 196.800 17 0.785 18
25 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Ford 197.571 27.332 197.549 9 0.022 43
26 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 197.181 27.386 196.192 24 0.989 7
27 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 196.822 27.436 193.431 37 3.391 28
28 95 Michael McDowell Ford 196.685 27.455 194.714 33 1.971 42
29 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 196.635 27.462 196.378 21 0.257 19
30 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 196.385 27.497 195.908 27 0.477 29
31 38 David Gilliland Ford 196.364 27.500 195.716 28 0.648 30
32 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 195.986 27.553 194.203 34 1.783 35
33 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 195.751 27.586 193.986 35 1.765 34
34 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 195.744 27.587 192.568 39 3.176 32
35 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 195.659 27.599 194.798 32 0.861 36
36 98 Josh Wise Chevy 195.503 27.621 194.946 31 0.557 37
37 34 David Ragan Ford 195.447 27.629 193.840 36 1.607 33
38 13 Casey Mears Chevy 195.390 27.637 195.397 29 -0.007 26
39 83 J.J. Yeley (i) Toyota 194.098 27.821 191.755 40 2.343 41
40 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 192.871 27.998 192.830 38 0.041 31
41 66 Brett Moffitt Toyota 192.768 28.013 190.255 41 2.513 39
42 33 Timmy Hill Chevy 192.075 28.114 186.709 43 5.366 40
43 32 Joey Gase (i) Ford 189.633 28.476 187.156 42 2.477 38

GREEN = Drivers in the Chase

RED = Needs to qualify by speed, not eligible for a regular provisional, no owners points or too deeply ranked in owners points

PC1 = is the first past champ eligible, PC2 is the 2nd...and so on if more

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

(i) = driver not running for 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Ties are broken as follows:
1) Owners Points
2) Best finishes, most wins, 2nds, 3rds and so on until the tie is broken
3) If tie still remains, then the team with the highest position first breaks the tie
(so if two are ties, both have a win, then the team who won first gets the spot)

Qualifying Results (pdf)


Qualifying Order
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
AAA Texas 500
Texas Motor Speedway
Provided by NASCAR Statistics

Sched
Qual
Pos
Car# Driver Sponsor/
Manu
Owners
Points
Rank
Owners
Race
Attempts
First
Practice
Speed
Practice
Speed
Rank
1 22 Joey Logano Ford 3 33 196.492 20
2 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy 17 33 196.307 22
3 99 Carl Edwards Ford 6 33 197.954 7
4 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota 4 33 195.936 26
5 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy 29 33 195.908 27
6 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota 36 33 194.798 32
7 31 Ryan Newman Chevy 2 33 196.285 23
8 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 25 33 198.617 4
9 16 Greg Biffle Ford 13 33 197.433 11
10 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 5 33 197.390 12
11 95 Michael McDowell Ford 42 19 194.714 33
12 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy 14 33 196.937 15
13 38 David Gilliland Ford 30 33 195.716 28
14 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 18 33 196.800 17
15 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 32 33 192.568 39
16 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 22 33 199.218 1
17 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy 8 33 198.990 2
18 47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy 10 33 196.535 18
19 83 J.J. Yeley (i) Toyota 41 33 191.755 40
20 14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Chevy 24 33 198.866 3
21 7 Michael Annett # Chevy 34 33 193.986 35
22 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 23 33 196.922 16
23 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 11 33 197.001 14
24 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy 1 33 198.581 5
25 98 Josh Wise Chevy 37 33 194.946 31
26 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Ford 43 10 197.549 9
27 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 9 33 197.390 13
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 27 33 197.477 10
29 41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy 15 33 194.946 30
30 32 Joey Gase (i) Ford 38 33 187.156 42
31 10 Danica Patrick Chevy 28 33 193.431 37
32 13 Casey Mears Chevy 26 33 195.397 29
33 33 Timmy Hill Chevy 40 33 186.709 43
34 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota 31 33 192.830 38
35 2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Ford 7 33 196.192 24
36 66 Brett Moffitt Toyota 39 33 190.255 41
37 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy 35 33 194.203 34
38 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy 20 33 196.528 19
39 27 Paul Menard Chevy 21 33 196.014 25
40 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Chevy 12 33 197.918 8
41 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy 19 33 196.378 21
42 34 David Ragan Ford 33 33 193.840 36
43 43 Aric Almirola Ford 16 33 198.013 6

GREEN = Drivers in the Chase

RED = Needs to qualify by speed, not eligible for a regular provisional, no owners points or too deeply ranked in owners points

OP = made race via owners points / provisional, then starting spot set by speed

PC1 = is the first past champ eligible, PC2 is the 2nd...and so on if more

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

(i) = driver not running for 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Qualifying Order (pdf)


  • For the 2014 group qualifying rules and starting procedures, see the Qualifying Rules page

  • Qualifying order is by a random draw. Someone from the team draws a bingo like ball just before the first practice of the event.

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